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The Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies is a 30 credit NFQ Level 6 minor award aimed at current adult tutors, or those wishing to become tutors and explores theories and good practice in adult literacy, adult basic education and adult education.  This programme is ideally suited for existing or prospective tutors of adults who do not have a background in adult literacy tutoring but wish to gain an understanding of adult literacy needs. Additionally, learners on this programme will be introduced to approaches in addressing needs that would be relevant and applicable in their own practice. The Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies is designed to enable existing and prospective tutors and trainers of adults to meet the challenge of promoting, developing and encouraging literacy and numeracy. The programme is delivered by our experienced lecturing team, all of whom have a background in adult education and literacy.  The programme delivery promotes the practice of collective and shared learning optimising the knowledge and skills that the students bring to the process.  Classes are delivered in workshop-style, where collaborative and creative learning is strongly encouraged.

Programme Delivery
The Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies is a part-time blended learning modular programme with a delivery model that facilitates the working or prospective practitioner. The programme is delivered over one year in a flexible part time mode. Modules are typically completed over four days comprising of two blocks (Friday and Saturday) with a break between each block. 
The Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies can also be delivered on an outreach basis, please contact the Course Leader Ms. Catriona Warren email: catriona.warren@setu.ie   or the Literacy Development Centre to arrange an outreach delivery for your organisation. Email: [email protected]

Programmes Fees Guide

Literacy Practitioner Subsidy Form 24-25

The Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies comprises the following three 10 credit modules:

 

Integrating Literacy in Adult and Further Education Literacy and Society Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Adult and Further Education
This module aims to enable students to relate literacy issues to teaching in a variety of contexts in order to facilitate the needs of students who present with literacy difficulties This module aims to introduce students to the current social, cultural and economic issues informing policy and practice in the field of adult literacy This module aims to develop students' understanding and awareness of equality and diversity in adult and further education

Applicants must

  • Have on-going experience in adult literacy for the duration of the programme and must show a capacity for third-level study. 
  • Complete an application form and in some cases attend for interview in order to assess their suitability for the programme.
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.  Please see here for more details


Non-Standard Applicants/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants with significant professional experience in further education may apply for exemptions using the RPL Policy. For further information on advanced entry to this programme, please contact the Course Leader Ms. Catriona Warren Email: [email protected] 
 

How to Apply
To apply for this programme simply click on the 'Apply Here' button. If you have any questions, please contact the Course Leader Catriona Warren at [email protected] or contact the LDC Office at [email protected]
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Fees
€320 per 10 credit module.
€210 per module - this subsidised rate is available for those working in the adult literacy service.
Detailed information regarding the cost of the LDC programmes and fee procedures are outlined in the LDC Fees Guide,

 

On successful completion of the Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies 30 credit minor award, graduates may progress to undertake and complete an additional 90 credits to be awarded the 120 credit NFQ Level 6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult and Further Education.  However, graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge and expertise in adult literacy tutoring and gain the qualification required for adult literacy tutors may go on to undertake and complete an additional 90 credits on the 120 credit NFQ Level 6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development programme, which is the only nationally recognised programme designed specifically for adult literacy practitioners. Graduates from the programme have held roles including adult literacy organiser, adult literacy tutor, resource worker, adult basic education tutor.

On successful completion of the Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies 30 credit minor award, graduates may progress to undertake and complete an additional 90 credits to be awarded the 120 credit NFQ Level 6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult and Further Education.  However, graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge and expertise in adult literacy tutoring and gain the qualification required for adult literacy tutors may go on to undertake and complete an additional 90 credits on the 120 credit NFQ Level 6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development programme, which is the only nationally recognised programme designed specifically for adult literacy practitioners. Graduates from the programme have held roles including adult literacy organiser, adult literacy tutor, resource worker, adult basic education tutor.

Contact

Course Leader

Catriona Warren

Level 6 Programme Leader and lecturer in Pedagogy of Adult Education, Blended Learning, TESOL Literacy Development Centre & Dept -

Email: [email protected]

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